Thursday, November 15, 2007

Freakin' Out

Well, I had my doctor's appointment today and got the shock of a lifetime. I am already dilated 2 cm., 50% effaced, & the baby has dropped..... which means I am having this baby a lot sooner than I thought! My doctor said I would be lucky if I make it to 35 weeks and that I might have the baby in the next week or two. AGH! I didn't even know how to react. I had a feeling I might have the baby a little early, but not this early. We are just hoping that the baby will be as big as possible and not have to stay in the NICU for very long or at all. According to my ultrasounds, I could be around 33 weeks instead of 32, so that would help a little I suppose.

I have been really nervous ever since I left my appointment and I am already paranoid about every little contraction (I've had Braxton Hicks contractions for quite awhile now) or feeling I have. I think it will be a LONG week until my next appointment on Wednesday. And sadly, my doc. told us there is no way we can travel anywhere for Thanksgiving. We had planned to go to Wyoming, but that is out of the picture now. We will miss everyone there and hope they don't have too much fun without us!

I feel like I have so much to do to get ready. I had gotten a few of the baby things out of storage, but still need to get many other things ready. I also have so much anxiety all of a sudden! I'm obviously worried that the baby will be too small, will my water break, will I go to the hospital at the right time, will I be able to get an epidural, will the kids be ok while Tom and I are gone, on and on and on. I think most pregnant women worry about these things!

I'll keep you updated!

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momma k said...

I think I am as nervous as you are, Emily. Well, almost as nervous. In one way it is better not to know, but I'm sure glad you found out before you left for Wyoming!

Proud Momma said...

I totally understand how you feel! My babies come SO fast I"m lucky if I can make it to the hospital on time! You'll do fine though...we're your other babies early?
I always hated getting everything ready because I was such a procrastinator, of course it bit me in the butt in the end!

Maria H. Andersen said...

Hang in there Em & Tom! Soon you will have more children than you have hands!

Linda said...

Hope all is well and you will all be missed on Thursday! Emily You are a better woman than I ever thought of being, you will have 3 kids in diapers, but I know if there's anyone that can do it it's definatly you and Tom!! Let us know if we can help you in anyway from a distance. GOOD LUCK, you will do GREAT!!! p.s happy to hear your mom is comming that makes a huge differance!!!

Jenny said...

Well, I really think you should change your baby countdown ticker to say any day now, even though it could still be somewhat of a wait. We're so excited for you guys!! Eli is also very excited to have another boy cousin.

The Bullocks said...

Holy cow, I didn't even realize you were that far along. are they going to try and stop your labor? that's crazy. good luck with everything. totally keep us posted. I'll be anxious to hear how you next appointment goes.